Thanks to Facebook, I know the exact moment I became vegan.
Three years ago today, my head was spinning with the new information I'd learned. How did I not know that it took over 600 gallons of water to produce a single hamburger? 400 gallons of water to produce a dozen eggs? Why didn't I realize how inefficient animal agriculture is? Why hadn't I considered the animals in this equation before- what their bodies endure, what their inevitable fate is?
I had no idea what to do or where to start. But I had never been so sure of a decision in my life. I knew that I would never eat animal products again.
Whenever I spend time around the animals I used to eat, I'm always reminded of the quote, "Now I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you anymore." And it's true- I can look at turkeys, chickens, pigs, cows and fish and know that I am not contributing to their deaths anymore. But the guilt hits. How could I have ever eaten these animals in the first place? How can I get others to stop hurting them?
This is why I will never stop speaking out for them. I know I sound like a broken record, but if you knew what was happening to them, you would sound like one too.
If you are not yet vegan, please reach out for help. You will never ever regret becoming more compassionate.
"They" tell me it is super important to take beautiful pictures for Instagram. "They" tell me as a blogger I need to do that if I want to grow.
So, naturally I take a picture of my bacon hanging in front of an unfinished wall with bad lighting. Because....renos.
I know what KINDS of pictures I should take, but I am horrible at playing by the rules because, guys, I gotta tell you about this bacon, even if all I have to show you is a horrible picture.
We cured this bacon ourselves. We haven't tried it yet. Tomorrow is the day. But I have heard that once you cure your own bacon you never want to go back to store bought.
No nitrates. Just cane sugar and coarse salt. I found instructions over @theelliotthome if you are looking to try it too!
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Had an awesome time chasing pigs in Georgia the last few days! Met some great folks and made some new friends. Already looking forward to Saddlepalooza 2020!
Now let’s get back home to the mountains.
By analogy with racism and sexism, the term “speciesism” is a prejudice or attitude of bias in favor of the interests of members of one’s own species and against those of members of other species.
If a being suffers there can be no moral justification for refusing to take that suffering into consideration. No matter what the nature of the being, the principle of equality requires that one’s suffering be counted equally with the like suffering of any other being.
Racists violate the principle of equality by giving greater right to the interests of members of their own race when their is a clash between their interests and the interests of those of another race.
Sexists violate the principle of equality by favoring the interests of their own sex.
Similarly, speciesists allow the interests of their own species to override the greater interests of members of other species.
In each case, the pattern is identical. Though among the members of the human family we recognize the moral imperative of respect (every human is a somebody, not a something), morally disrespectful treatment occurs when those who stand at the power end of a power relationship treat the less powerful as if they were mere objects.
The rapist does this to the victim of rape.
The child molester to the child molested.
The master to the slave.
In each and all such cases, humans who have power exploit those who lack it.
Might the same be true of how humans treat other animals, or other earthlings?
Undoubtedly there are differences, since humans and animals are not the same in all respects. But the question of sameness wears another face.
Granted, these animals do not have all the desires we humans have; granted, they do not comprehend everything we humans comprehend; nevertheless, we and they do have some of the same desires and do comprehend some of the same things.
The desires for life, food and water, shelter and companionship, freedom of movement and avoidance of pain... These desires are shared by nonhuman animals and human beings alike.
Like humans, many nonhuman animals understand the world in which they live and move. Otherwise, they could not survive. – Earthlings
🙏It was an honor to be on TV!
♥️ I got to talk biohacking with all of Dallas. Millions of people listening to the health trends of 2019. Here's some of my topics:
🍬Dump Sugar! Watch it with juices or juicing that appear to be health but are loaded with sugar and calories!
🥑Keto - the Ketogenic diet is high fat and very low carb. It raises ketones. It's here to stay as a lifestyle to promote satiety, lose weight promote energy and more. A stick of butter was a prop on set.
🍗Paleo (whole food) Its time to ditch the processed food, engineered bliss point, GMO laden, antibiotic filled, glyphosate covered, rBGH/rBST pumped, pro-inflammatory oil "food stuff"and just buy and eat whole food.
⠀ ⏰Fasting - I explained intermittent fasting, also called time restricted feeding and how deeper fasting can promote a true cellular detox called autophagy (and mitophagy) and most detoxes are just bunk.
💥if you've read all the way to here let me know if you do Paleo, keto, fasting, or juicing or vegan...or whatever... Is love to hear your lifestyle and approach to loving a longer, fuller life!
🙏Thank you to @jaimeleefraser for support and @chriswinfield for him and his team making this possible!
Procurando um hambúrguer com sabor diferenciado e carne selecionada?
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Our next Mens breakfast is on Saturday 2nd March. This is an opportunity for all Trinity men to gather and feed body, mind and soul – worship, encouragement, inspiration, challenge, action, prayer and more! ⠀
Book your place via our website. ⠀
(Last time we were fully booked)⠀